Crop Saver - Save your Hay from Mold and Heat Damage
With the rains we have been getting this year, crop savers can be very beneficial in preserving and extending the lifespan of your hay bales. Depending on the moisture content of the hay when it is baled, you run the risk of your hay molding or even combusting.
Crop saver uses a combination of propionic acid, citric acid, and surfactant to help dry out the hay as it is being baled, preserving the lifespan of your harvest. Propionic acid helps prevent mold and heat from developing, and has a neutral pH, so you do not have to worry about it corroding your equipment. Citric acid maintains freshness by preserving color and smell, even after storing. Surfactant evens out the dispersion of the product to avoid under application due to wind drift.
How crop saver works
- Propionic Acid- Stops the growth of mold and prevents heating
- Citric Acid- Helps maintain the freshness
- Surfactant- Evens out the dispersion of product
You may be wondering if all this acid is safe for your animals to consume. The answer is yes. These acids are already found in the stomachs of livestock and horses, making them safe for their consumption. There are no hazardous materials found in crop savers. This means there is no need to worry about the crop saver causing harm to your animals, plus there are no special handling instructions when working with or storing the product. The great thing about crop saver is that it will last. As long as you seal your drums or totes properly you do not have to worry about your leftover product freezing in the winter. Even if the color fades over time, it will not affect the integrity of the preservative.
Benefits of using Crop Saver
- No more waiting on the weather, bale when you’re ready at moistures up to 30%
- Start working earlier in the day and later in the evening
- Bale at higher moistures without worry of heating or mold damage
- Hay treated with Crop Saver is greener and higher in feed value
- When compared to dry preservatives and inoculants, Crop Saver is easier to apply, gives more consistent coverage, and won’t clog application equipment
- Works well on ALL types of hay
- Non-corrosive buffered formula won’t harm expensive baling equipment, the user, or livestock
- Crop Saver treated hay can be stored for years and will look and feed as well as when it was first baled
- Crop Saver is ok to store outside as it won’t freeze and won’t lose effectiveness over time.
Current Prices -
13 Gallons (120 lbs) - $159
50 Gallons (450 lbs) - $475
265 Gallons (2380 lbs) - $2,250